Marilyn Puder-York

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Marilyn Puder-York, PhD, is an American psychologist, executive coach, and author. A former staff psychologist for Citibank, Puder-York applies clinical psychology in the field of executive coaching to help professionals achieve their optimal performance.

Early life and education[edit]

Puder-York has a PhD in clinical psychology from The Graduate Center, CUNY and a master's degree in psychology from City University of New York, and is a magna cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College.[citation needed]


In her work as an executive coach, Puder-York focuses on one-to-one, organizationally-sponsored coaching for CEOs and senior executives in order to improve their leadership performance, career mobility, and direction.[citation needed]

Puder-York works with executives to help maintain their resiliency during organizational and personal changes; adjust behaviors to fit the workplace; and identify and manage “blind spots” to help them achieve superior performance. Additionally, she consults with HR professionals to address behavioral issues in the workplace.[citation needed]

In 2006, Puder-York wrote The Office Survival Guide: Surefire Techniques for Dealing With Challenging People and Situations (McGraw-Hill, 2006),[1] which advises on how to increase professional and personal resiliency in the face of challenges. The book aims to solve common problems (such as office politics, passive-aggressive colleagues, corporate restructures, and mixed signals from superiors) to diffuse conflict, avoid negativity, and create a productive workplace.

As a public speaker, Puder-York addresses issues of resiliency, work and family, and coping with challenging bosses or professional situations.[citation needed]

Puder-York served as Vice President and Director of Citicorp’s Global Employee Assistance Program for 10 years. In this role, she consulted Citicorp management and thousands of executives worldwide on mental health-related issues, and worked with senior management and HR to enhance employee efficacy and manage behavioral challenges in the workforce.

Puder-York is a former Staff Associate for the Legislative Office of Budget Review, where she was responsible for addressing mental health policy and budgetary issues in New York City. She has also served as co-founder and executive director of the East Village Girl’s Club, where she provided guidance and individual and group development services for girls living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Puder-York has been interviewed and cited in print and broadcast by the business and general media, including The Wall Street Journal,[2][3] Fortune,[4][5] Business Week,[6][7][8][9] The New York Times,[10][11][12] U.S. News and World Report[13] and others.[14][15][16][17] She has appeared on CNN, CBS, NBC and FOX television networks.

Puder-York has written on topics such as leadership behavior,[18] ethical issues in executive coaching, managing difficult customers and clients, and the psychology of success for women.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine,[19] and is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Puder-York is married to Christopher C. York, Esq. and has a daughter.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Puder-York, Marilyn; Thompson, Andrea (2006). The Office Survival Guide: Surefire Techniques for Dealing With Challenging People and Situations. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0071462031. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Nish, Caitlin (December 17, 2012). "After an Office Gaffe, Several Ways to Say You're Sorry". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Garone, Elizabeth (October 13, 2010). "What Should You Include in a Resignation Letter?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  4. ^ O'Reilly, Brian (January 27, 1992). "Preparing for Leaner Times". Fortune. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  5. ^ O'Reilly, Brian (March 12, 1990). "Is Your Company Asking Too Much?". Fortune. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Coffee Kinesiology". Business Week. October 20, 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Di Meglio, Francesca (February 11, 2005). "When Cupid Visits B-School". Business Week. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Mangi, Naween A. (November 4, 2001). "The Aftermath". Business Week. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Gill, Jennifer (October 3, 2001). "Work/Life: Groping for a New Balance". Business Week. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Korkki, Phyllis (November 14, 2008). "The Win-Win Way to Play Office Politics". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Villano, Matt (May 30, 2006). "The Workplace: How to Cope with a Boss Who Meddles Too Much". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  12. ^ Deutsch, Claudia H (November 18, 1990). "Managing; Rankings by the Rank and File". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Guerrero, Aaron (March 27, 2013). "6 Tips for Dealing With a Passive Boss". U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  14. ^ Jian Lee, Deborah (October 20, 2014). "6 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance". Forbes. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  15. ^ Puder-York, Marilyn. "How to Create an Atmosphere for Problem Resolution". Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  16. ^ Pollen, Stephen A.; Mark Levine (September 7, 1992). "How to Survive Getting Fired". New York Magazine. p. 30. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  17. ^ West, Jennifer (Jan–Feb 2008). "Balancing Personal and Professional Life". AMA Alliance Today. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  18. ^ Puder-York, Marilyn (August 13, 2013). "AOL Boss Blew It In Public Firing". Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  19. ^ Oliver, Kiri. "2011 Annual Report" (PDF). The New York Academy of Medicine. p. 21. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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